Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 10 months ago
non-NSAID anti-inflammatory - My surgeon found an ulcer during my endoscopy and told me I couldn't take the NSAID my doctor had prescribed me as an anti-inflammatory for a recent back injury.  The pain relie...

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 11 months ago
Fear, Nexium, Another Endoscopy - I've got my second endoscopy scheduled for 3/4!  I'm hoping that I might be able to have surgery as early as 3/13, but I'll be able to schedule another tentative date in early F...

Gwen M. wrote a blog post 6 years, 11 months ago
Blog Switch - I've switched my blogging over to LJ: http://myvsg.livejournal.com

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 11 months ago
I jinxed myself :( - I found out on Monday that my tentative surgery date was 2/13!  So I immediately told my parents and my three best friends.  Today I had my endoscopy (which went super well!) bu...

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 11 months ago
Tentative Date - I'm tentatively scheduled for 2/13.  Yesterday I was all like, "OMG, just get it over with so I can finally start applying all this knowledge I've gained!"  Now that I have a te...

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 11 months ago
Singing post-op - Hi all!   I'm a singer - I take voice lessons and sing in a local community choir.  I'm not hardcore, just a hobbyist that is trying to improve.  Since singing is very deman...

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 11 months ago
Singing - Are any of you singers?  How soon after surgery were you able to start singing again?  Did you have to build up to your previous stamina?   I take voice lessons which are ph...

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 11 months ago
Reading horror stories + an update - I had my psych eval today and it was super easy.  The psychiatrist started off by saying, "this is such a common surgery these days, I don't even know why psych evals are still ...

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 11 months ago
Surgery Dates? - How much input did you all have in your surgery dates?  It seems like, from the posts, most people just get a date and then have to make it work?  

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 11 months ago
Birth control pills - This is a question I should have asked my doc, but it completely slipped my mind.  It's on my list now, but I was hoping for answers sooner from you all!   How will vsg impa...

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 11 months ago
Fine Dining Post-Op - Hello again, all.  First let me thank you for all the great information you provide.  I check this forum daily and read all the posts and comments from where I left off the day ...

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 11 months ago
Starting liquids early - Is there any risk to switching meals out for protein shakes before the pre-op diet officially starts?  Aside from the risk that I might get sick of the shakes before I even have...

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 12 months ago
Vitamins - bariatric advantage - Have any of you used the bariatric advantage vitamins during your chewable period?  Which flavors did you like best?  (I got a sample pack and they're... interesting.)     ...

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 12 months ago
First appointment with my nutritionist! - Today I had my first appointment with the nutritionist! She was friendly and didn’t make me feel stupid or pathetic. Awesome. She even had visual aids to show me what futu...

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 12 months ago
Pre-surgery clothing planning and hair - What sorts of things did you buy pre-surgery?  Did you buy any clothes in smaller sizes?  In fact, how often did you buy new clothes while you were losing?  Did you buy every si...

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 12 months ago
Cooking for my family - I'm still pre-op, but I'm trying to be as prepared as possible!   One of my biggest concerns has to do with cooking.  I love cooking, I love cooking for my family, and it's ...

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 7 years ago
Driving post-op - I'm in the process of scheduling my VSG - I've met with the surgeon and have a bunch of appointments scheduled.   My dad started chemo last week and is on 21-day cycles.  My...

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 7 years ago
First appointment over, billions more scheduled - Hi all!   I had my first appointment with my surgeon yesterday and it went super well!  He agrees that VSG is a good option for me and was super positive and encouraging.   ...

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 7 years ago
Psych Eval? - What should I expect from the psych eval I'll have to get?  What sort of answers are they looking for?  Is it something that a person can actually fail?  

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 7 years ago
Goal Weight? - This might be a silly question, but how did -you- decide on your goal weight?  

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 7 years ago
Introduction - Hi all,  I'm new to the forums, but I've been reading for some months.  I've been waffling on the idea of WLS for years and I'm finally sold on the idea.  I'm meeting with m...
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